About Me

RachaelPortraitHi I’m Rachael. I’m a singing teacher and opera singer.

My training: I have trained as a singer since I was 13 and studied the piano for 11 years. I have Bachelor degrees in Performance Voice (Canterbury University NZ) and a Diploma of Opera (Sydney Conservatorium). I’ve sung in the chorus for Opera Australia since 1998 in over 80 different productions in Sydney and Melbourne and continue to perform with them. I also have a fairly detailed knowledge of vocal anatomy having a Diploma of Remedial Massage specialising in Laryngeal Massage, Postural assessment, Cranialsacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. Whilst I am no longer massaging, I use this knowledge in my singing studio every day. I also teach my students self massage techniques for the jaw and neck and postural releases to help release the breath.

Is there a singer in you? Would you like to reclaim your voice?

My singing clients come to me for different reasons. Sometimes they are people wanting to join a choir and need to get some confidence in using their voice again. Sometimes they use our sessions to reclaim their voice emotionally as they were silenced as a child. Sometimes they come for a fun half hour to release stress and have a sing and leave feeling happy and energized to go back to work.

Singing is a great healing tool. Does your voice reflect who you are inside? Do you feel your speaking voice gets weaker as the day goes on? I teach breathing and vocal techniques to let you reclaim your voice and individuality.

Marvellous things happen to people when their voice emerges triumphantly from the silence of the years- The Healing Voice.

Come and meet me!

Vocal lessons and voicework sessions are held at my house in Cheltenham.

If you have any questions about my singing lessons please text me on 0403112363, e-mail me at rachael@vocalease.com.au and come and have a session! I look forward to meeting you.

Rachael

Qualifications

BMus Majoring in Performance Voice 1992

Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College 1991)

BA Majoring in English Literature 1997

Diploma of Opera (Sydney Conservatorium 1996)

LTCL Voice, ATCL Pianoforte

Diploma of Craniosacral therapy, Cranialsacral Academy of Australia, including Myofascial Techniques for the Head, Jaw and Neck 2017

Vocal Massage training- Walt Fritz (US) 2018

Laryngeal Manipulation Course- Jacob Lieberman- England (2019)

Associations

Australian Voice Association

ANATS

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